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oDesk
site Cloud Labor / Freelance Platforms

oDesk is the marketplace for online work-teams, with a business model that works for both employers and contractors. Their unique approach guarantees to employers that an hour billed is an hour...

Carl EspostiOct 06, 2010 07:34 pm GMT4326 views
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Q&A: Gary Swart Explains How oDesk Braved the Innovator’s Dilemma
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According to oDesk CEO Gary Swart, oDesk has about 1.1 million contractors. And it's pretty viral at this point. Contractors bring contractors. And so they get about 2,000 a day signing up...

Marco TorquatiDec 27, 2011 09:11 am GMT1961 views
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Q&A: Gary Swart Explains How oDesk Braved the Innovator’s Dilemma
ODesk to be world's largest online workplace: CEO Gary Swart
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Independent research firm Genesis Research Associates recently surveyed oDesk's contractor base, and more than 8,000 oDeskcontractors around the world responded. The survey found that:...

Marco TorquatiJul 12, 2012 08:02 am GMT1952 views
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ODesk to be world's largest online workplace: CEO Gary Swart
Mechanical Turk vs oDesk: My experiences
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Mechanical Turk tends to shine in cases where demand is super bursty. A task appears out of nowhere, it requires 1000 people to work on it for 2-3 hours each, and get it done within a couple of...

Fritz SchaeferFeb 19, 2012 07:35 am GMT2803 views
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Mechanical Turk vs oDesk: My experiences
The Evolving Workplace: Power to the People
document Cloud Labor

The rapid growth of oDesk and other online hiring portals already shows that technology has progressed to the point where there is no longer a requirement to limit the talent search to one local...

Fiona MaresFeb 23, 2012 08:01 am GMT2235 views
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The Evolving Workplace: Power to the People
10 Tips for startup’s hiring freelancers on Odesk, eLance or Freelancer
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These are some of the top things to do to help select quality, professional freelancers: -Set up a Google Docs spreadsheet so that you can share information very easily. -Post an ad on...

Tonya Van Dijk Jun 11, 2012 01:04 pm GMT2594 views
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10 Tips for startup’s hiring freelancers on Odesk, eLance or Freelancer
Visualizing the World of Cloud Labor
Cloud Labor

A deep dive into oDesk's data on the world of work provides some dramatic visualizations of what the crowdsourcing world actually looks like.

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Crowdsourcing.orgJul 05, 2012 03:46 pm GMT7155 views
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Ready... Aim... Hire! [Infographic]
Cloud Labor

Crowdsourced labor is beginning to gain serious traction across the globe. oDesk, an online matchmaking marketplace for businesses and freelancers, recently conducted a survey asking nearly 3000 businesses who used the platform to answer questions ranging from ease of hiring talent online to their perception of the cloud laborers. 

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Crowdsourcing.orgOct 15, 2012 10:43 pm GMT4882 views
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“Straight-Shootin’” Insights from oDesk’s Events in Texas
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Here are some important insights from oDesk’s events in Texas: 1. Use all the tools at your disposal to make hiring and managing as successful as possible. 2. Have realistic expectations and...

Sebastian BlancaOct 26, 2012 03:41 am GMT2186 views
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“Straight-Shootin’” Insights from oDesk’s Events in Texas
Why oDesk Has No Spammers
Cloud Labor

Contributing expert Panos Ipeirotis explains how a lack of anonymity helps oDesk keep its crowdsourcing platform spam-free.

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Panos IpeirotisOct 28, 2012 09:11 pm GMT4785 views
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CEO Gary Swart of oDesk: Next president should focus on self-employed to boost economy
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Advancements in Internet-based services and broadband access in particular are giving workers unprecedented flexibility in how, where and when they work, empowering more and more workers to embark...

Harshida PatelNov 08, 2012 12:17 pm GMT2083 views
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CEO Gary Swart of oDesk: Next president should focus on self-employed to boost economy
Finding the right “match” on oDesk: an interview with Matt Cooper
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According to oDesk’s Vice President of Marketplace Operations Matt Cooper, oDesk has more than 500,000 registered Filipino contractors. Administrative, customer service and data entry jobs are what...

Harshida PatelNov 18, 2012 01:13 pm GMT3284 views
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Finding the right “match” on oDesk: an interview with Matt Cooper
The Fundamental Difference Between TopCoder and Elance or oDesk
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There are many other differences, such as the Elance and oDesk model really being a compelling market for smaller and medium-sized businesses who just have a very specific project (or part of a...

Pablo BracciniApr 07, 2013 12:16 am GMT1744 views
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The Fundamental Difference Between TopCoder and Elance or oDesk
oDesk.com – A new way of finding resources for projects
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Some of the crowdsourcing services include oDesk, Freelancer, Elance, Guru, and Fiverr. These online staffing platforms have a global reach. They also have tools and features for communication,...

Tonya Van Dijk Jun 14, 2013 06:56 am GMT1427 views
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oDesk.com – A new way of finding resources for projects
$1 Billion Spent on Work Through oDesk [Infographic]
Cloud Labor

oDesk, the platform that helps to match up skilled workers from across the globe with employers, today announced that it has reached $1 billion in work purchased through its platform. The company also released lots of data showing the activity on its platform and the cloud labor space in general, predicting the market to grow to $5 billion in 2018.

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Anton RootAug 05, 2013 08:12 pm GMT2949 views
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oDesk's Matt Cooper on Crowdsourced Labor and the Enterprise
Cloud Labor

Crowdsourcing and online work have great potential to affect large enterprises. We speak with oDesk's Matt Cooper to find out what advantages his company offers to enterprises, and where the crowdsourced labor is going. 

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Crowdsourcing.orgAug 27, 2013 05:30 pm GMT5678 views
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Twelve Sites That Will Put You to Work Now: oDesk
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At oDesk, you don't really encounter problems with the whole system. The problem lies on the employers, especially on fixed price jobs. With fixed price jobs, it is the employer's...

Luis Enrique MoralesFeb 05, 2011 12:39 am GMT1831 views
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Twelve Sites That Will Put You to Work Now: oDesk
Finding Your Fans: Crowdsourced Funding for Your Small Business
document Crowdfunding

Here are some ideas about how you can run an effective crowdfunding campaign: Get advice. Lay the groundwork for success. Have a cool reward. Share more than facts. Share...

Benjamin FosselJan 17, 2012 08:20 pm GMT2437 views
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Finding Your Fans: Crowdsourced Funding for Your Small Business
Networks for Remote Contractors See Massive Growth
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Venture capitalists seem to agree with the positive assessment of the space. oDesk announced on Thursday it has raised a $15 million Series D round of funding, bringing its total money raised to...

Jayne AnnMar 22, 2012 12:58 pm GMT2142 views
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Networks for Remote Contractors See Massive Growth
A Comparison of Big Crowdsourcing Platforms [Infographic]
Cloud Labor, Crowd Creativity, Tools

We feature an infographic comparing a few of the most prominent crowdsourcing platforms – oDesk, Elance, Freelancer, and 99designs. It shows how much funding each has received from investors, the number of workers on each platform, and the amount paid out to workers, among other interesting indicators.

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Anton RootJun 29, 2013 02:00 pm GMT5833 views
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